U.S. News & World Report Ranks Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Top 3% of Hospitals in California

Published on July 30, 2019

US News Best Hospitals Award 2019

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Top 3% of Hospitals in California

Torrance Memorial Medical Center has once again been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2019-20 for the eighth straight year by U.S. News & World Report, placing the hospital in the top 3% in the state

TORRANCE, Calif.. – July 30, 2019 – Torrance Memorial Medical Center has once again been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2019-20 for the eighth straight year by U.S. News & World Report, placing the hospital in the top 3% in the state. Torrance Memorial moved up to the position of 12th highest ranking hospital for overall hospital quality in the state of California. In addition, Torrance Memorial’s orthopedic program was included in the national rankings for the first time at #42.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 30th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

“We are extremely proud to be ranked 12th highest hospital in California this year,” said Craig Leach, president and CEO, Torrance Memorial Medical Center. “It’s a testament to the commitment of our entire patient care team to making continued advancements in providing outstanding care to the South Bay community.”

For the 2019-20 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 165 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

“For 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions and specialties.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

To learn more about Torrance Memorial, visit: www.TorranceMemorial.org or call (310) 325-9110.

ABOUT TORRANCE MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER

Founded in 1925 by Jared Sidney and Helena Childs Torrance, Torrance Memorial Medical Center is a 512-bed, nonprofit medical center established to provide quality health care services predominantly to the residents of the South Bay, Peninsula and Harbor communities. Torrance Memorial seeks to offer the most current and effective medical technologies rendered in a compassionate, caring manner. No longer just a hospital, today Torrance Memorial Medical Center includes an extensive integrated system of physicians and comprehensive medical services to provide coordinated communication and continuum of care. Torrance Memorial is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai under the umbrella of Cedars-Sinai Health System. Torrance Memorial’s nursing program has earned coveted Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which recognizes nursing excellence. U.S. News & World Report also ranked Torrance Memorial as 21st best hospital for 2018-19 in California and the 10th best in the Los Angeles/Orange County region. For more information, please visit: www.TorranceMemorial.org.

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